Welcome to the Department of Mathematics
The following items must be submitted to 2200 Graduate Admissions, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-2200:
Generally, all of this material must be received before the application will be considered. Because the Department will be requesting information about coursework, it is important that the applicant be in contact with the Ph D Coordinator during the application process.
Most students enter the doctoral program after earning a master's degree. Individuals wishing to focus on elementary-middle school levels will enter the program with teaching experience at these levels and will have specialization in mathematics at the undergraduate level, including collegiate coursework in calculus, algebra, and geometry.
Other persons will most likely have secondary school teaching experience and an undergraduate degree in mathematics education or mathematics.
The thirteen faculty in Mathematics Education comprise a strong group with a high national and international reputation. Faculty members are active in state and national professional organizations, serving in a wide range of responsibilities. Their expertise includes international and national assessment, the teaching and learning of algebra, technology, geometry, curriculum design, teachers' decision making, teacher education, and problem solving covering the whole K--12 range.
Assistantships involving teaching, research, and curriculum design are available. Departmental stipends are currently $1345 per month with tuition waived. (Students will still be expected to pay fees.)